Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for RACF skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited RACF over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IBM Resource Access Control Facility (RACF)
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 841 769
Rank change year-on-year +2 -72 -33
Contract jobs citing RACF 16 30 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.031% 0.093%
As % of the System Software category 0.13% 0.25% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 25
England median daily rate £375 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +6.74% -1.11%
10th Percentile £310 £313 £385
90th Percentile £441 £600 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £475 £428
% change year-on-year -15.79% +11.11% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +213.73% -56.41%
UK median hourly rate - £40.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year - +213.73% -56.41%

RACF is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 12106 12010 10709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.76% 12.34% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7935 7598 6200
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £161 £175 £160
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 805 1166
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.07
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

RACF
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing RACF as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing RACF in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing RACF in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for RACF in England

RACF
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for RACF in England

RACF
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing RACF within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 9 £400 -15.79% 2
North of England +52 2 £350 -24.53%
Yorkshire +22 2 £350 -24.53%
East of England -6 2 £290 -22.67%
South West -11 2 - -
West Midlands +21 1 £325 -34.18%
Midlands +19 1 £325 -34.18%
RACF
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing RACF also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for RACF.

1 14 (87.50%) zOS
2 10 (62.50%) Finance
3 9 (56.25%) Identity Management
3 9 (56.25%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) CyberArk
4 8 (50.00%) Privileged Identity Management
5 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
5 7 (43.75%) System Testing
6 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) IBM
7 4 (25.00%) zSecure
8 3 (18.75%) DB2
8 3 (18.75%) JCL
9 2 (12.50%) Security Management
9 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
9 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (12.50%) REXX
9 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
9 2 (12.50%) ISPF
10 1 (6.25%) Line Management
10 1 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
10 1 (6.25%) ACF2
10 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
10 1 (6.25%) FMCG

RACF
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) LDAP
1 1 (6.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) DB2
General
1 10 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) CyberArk Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Mainframe Systems Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) RACF Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) RACF Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) RACF Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Security Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) RACF Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) RACF Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) ISPF
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (6.25%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) zOS
2 9 (56.25%) Linux
2 9 (56.25%) Unix
2 9 (56.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Identity Management
2 8 (50.00%) Privileged Identity Management
3 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) System Testing
3 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Ethical Hacking
4 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Security Management
5 1 (6.25%) Compliance Audit
5 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Line Management
5 1 (6.25%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) JCL
2 2 (12.50%) REXX
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (6.25%) ACF2
2 1 (6.25%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) CyberArk
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle